A Major General in the American army, was born in Higham [sic], Massachusetts, in 1733, and until he arrived at the age of forty years, he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. At the commencement of the revolution, he was elected a member of the Provincial Congress, and in 1776 was commissioned a Major General. In 1781, was appointed secretary of the War Department, and in 1788, chosen Lieutenant Governor of his native State. He died in 1810, aged 77 years. [P. 10.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.